Christmas Bread Recipes from All Over the World

Sometimes we just need to bake a loaf of bread. To feel the softness of dough while kneading it with our hands, to wonder at how it rises and to hear the small puffs while punching it before placing into the pan. Here are a couple of Christmas bread recipes from different parts of the world you might want to try in the run up for the most wonderful time of the year!



Swedish Cinnamon Cake Loaf


Cinnamon is a spice that sets the right mood. Try baking our Cinnamon Cake Loaf – it is a nice and easy start for your holiday baking, as you can knead the dough in a bread machine. Plus, it tastes exactly like a cinnamon bun, but can be enjoyed much, much longer thanks to its impressive size!


Hungarian Poppy Seed Roll


Thoroughly grind the poppy seeds to make a creamy filling and swirl it with soft dough to make a sweet roll. It’s tender and delicious when freshly baked and cooled, but try not to gobble it up all at once - experienced cooks claim this Hungarian Poppy Seed Roll is best on the second day.


Italian Christmas Bread


It is fruitcake baked Italian-style: it has a texture to munch on, an aroma that makes your head swim and a taste that makes the Italian Christmas Bread a perfect – and very filling - companion for coffee or tea. Just make sure you buy oven-safe paper bags!


German Stollen


Packed with candied fruit, this Christmas bread has a surprise inside – a marzipan filling! Very unusual, this German Stollen is totally worth trying on a special occasion.



Finnish Cardamom Braid


This sweet bread is so tasty and pretty that it can be presented as a Christmas gift! However, it would take you a while to knead, rise and bake this Finnish Cardamom Braid, so make sure you choose the right day for Christmas baking!


We would bake Christmas bread all year round, but it could hardly remain so special then. We’re happy the right time has finally come, and hope that you are, too!

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